U.P. Pink Power provides AEDs for local agencies

The U.P. Pink Power Team of Gwinn recently donated 12 LifePak 500 Automated External Defibrillators to various agencies in the local area. The group raised the funds for the AEDs through pledges raised from its annual 17-mile Walk-A-Thon from Tall Timbers in Gwinn to Gary’s Knotty Pine in Arnold. Included at the presentations were: front row, from left, Peter Ghiringhelli, Forsyth EMT; U.P. Pink Power team members Pat Makela and Sally Searle; Walk-a-thon-AED coordinator Tina Hiironen; U.P. Pink Power team member Laurie Van Damme; and Tara Armatti, Forsyth EMT-AED Instructor. Second row, from left, Robin LuFleur of U.P. North Lodge; Ronda Mattila, Negaunee High School district health coordinator; Jenny VanElsacker of Gary’s Knotty Pine Bar; and Anne Michell and Nicole Snow of American Legion Post No. 349 in Little Lake. Back row, from left, Chief John Miron of the Cornell Volunteer Fire Department; Pam Christensen of Peter White Public Library in Marquette; Dave Fairbanks of Red Fox Run Golf Course at K.I. Sawyer; Gary Evans of Gary’s Knotty Pine; Ginger Lakenen and Heather Winkler-Carroll of K.I. Sawyer Elementary School; and Kim Bourgeois of Big Bay. Also participating but not shown were the Forsyth Township Police Department and the Crossroads Convenience Store in Sands.